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The Ultimate 80s Tv & Film Quiz

Think you know something about TV & Film in the 80s era? Think Film stars, beloved TV series’ and their actors, hit movies and 80s TV game shows for inspiration to ace our free 1980s TV & Film quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather around for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1

1 – Who portrays Ren in the 1984 film footloose?

2 – Carol Burnett played which character in the 1982 film Annie?

3 – Who’s name must you not say 3 times in this 1988 film?

4 – Which 1981 film is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics?

5 – Which 1988 film has a fortune-teller machine called Zoltar?

6 – In which 1984 film was the line “Don’t get ’em wet, keep away from bright light & NEVER feed them after midnight”?

7 – Name the three actors portraying the three men from the 1987 film “Three Men and a Baby?

8 – Which actress played young C.C bloom in the 1998 film Beaches?

9 – Tom Cruise stars alongside which actor in the 1988 film Rain Man?

10 – John McClane is a character from which 1988 film?

Round 2

1 – In which year did the ThunderCats series start?

2 – How many seasons did the 1982 series Fame have?

3 – Roy Skeggs created which British television series made in 1980?

4 – Which Australian soap opera started in 1988?

5 – Which actresses portrayed Michelle in the 1987 series ‘Full House’?

6 – Name the Actresses who played the 1985 ‘Golden Girls’?

7 – Who first hosted ‘Family Fortunes’ in 1980?

8 – Which 1985 British tv programme is based in ‘Albert Square, Walford’?

9 – Who portrayed Alex P. Keaton in the 1982 series ‘Family Ties’?

10 – What does the 1986 series ALF stand for?

Round 3

1 – What is the name of the villains in the 1985 film ‘The Goonies’?

2 – In the 1984 film ‘The Karate Kid’ what was the name of the martial arts teacher?

3 – Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton star in which 1980 film?

4 – What was the 1984 film ‘Ghostbusters’ original name?

5 – How many characters does Eddie Murphy portray in the 1988 film Coming to America?

6 – Which 1986 film is based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella The Body?

7 – Which actor portrayed ‘Gaff’ in the 1982 film Blade Runner?

8 – John Cusack & Ione Skye starred in which 1989 Rom-com?

9 – Robert MacNaughton plays which character in the 1982 film E.T?

10 – Matthew Brodrick made skipping school an event in which 1986 film?

Round 4

1 – Name the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom that first aired in 1983?

2 – In the 1982 sitcom ‘Cheers’ the bar owner used to be a relief pitcher for which team?

3 – Which British sitcom stars David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst?

4 – In the 1983 Blackadder series which actor portrays ‘Edmund Blackadder’?

5 – In the 1982 series Knight Rider Edward Mulhare portrays which character?

6 – What are the names of the Fox and Hound in Disney’s 1981 film?

7 – Which book does Biff steal in the 1989 film ‘Back to the Future II’?

8 – Name the two main characters from the 1980 film ‘Blue Lagoon’ played by Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins?

9 – The 1980 British sitcom Hi-de-Hi! was set in which fictional seaside town?

10 – Zack Morris & Lisa Turtle are characters from which 1989 TV series?

Round 5

1 – “Hey You Guys” is a quote from which 80s film?

2 – “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” is a quote from which 80s film?

3 – “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” is a quote from which 80s film?

4 – “Say hello to my little friend.” is a quote from which 80s film?

5 – “I feel the need – the need for speed.” is a quote from which 80s film?

6 – “Phone Home” is a quote from which 80s film?

7 – “Don’t mess with the bull young man, you’ll get the horns.” is a quote from which 80s film?

8 – “I’ll be back” is a quote from which 80s film?

9 – “Here’s Johnny!” is a quote from which 80s film?

10 -“Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may take this child of mine far away from me!” is a quote from which 80s film?

 

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The Ultimate 80s Music Quiz

Think you know your stuff when it comes to the music of the 80s music era? Think Bands, Artists, and Hit 80s bangers for inspiration to ace our free 80s Music quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some musical quizzing.

Round 1

1 – What was the best selling UK single of the year 1980?

2 – What is the name of the British Pop group which is also an alcoholic drink?

3 – Who released “Come on Eileen” in 1982?

4 – What year was Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas” released?

5 – What song and film of the same name featured Prince in 1984?

6 – “Beat it” was part of Michael Jackson’s 6th Album named?

7 – Who is the original singer of “Uptown Girl” in 1983?

8 – How many weeks did Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” top the UK charts in 1987?

9 – What was the best selling UK single in 1989?

10 – Who was the original singer of “External Flame” in 1988?

Round 2

1 – “Straight Outta Compton” was the debut single for which group in 1988?

2 – The album “Like A Prayer” was released by who in 1989?

3 – How many hit singles did David Bowie release in the 80s?

4 – “Close to Me” was a song by which English Rock band in 1985?

5 – “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye was released in 1982 for which album?

6 – What was the best selling UK single in 1988?

7 – What was the opening track from American musician Tom Petty’s debut solo album, Full Moon Fever in 1989?

8 – Which artist wrote and recorded “Dancing in the Dark in 1984?

9 – Phil Bailey’s “Easy Lover” in 1985 was a duet with which artist?

10 – Who was Chris de Burgh’s song “Lady in Red” written about?

Round 3

1 – What was Tina Turner’s most successful single which was released in 1984?

2 – Which song was The Police’s 5th UK No1, released in 1983?

3 – How many times did Aha release “Take on Me”?

4 – How many album singles did U2 release in the 80s?

5 – “The Sweetest Taboo” released in 1985 was a song by which English group?

6 – In 1980 “Xanadu” was NO1 in the UK charts for 2 weeks, Who sang it?

7 – Which Lionel Richie song did he perform at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles?

8 – “Africa” was released in 1982 by which American Rock band?

9 – What was the best selling UK single in 1987?

10 – What was the best selling UK Single in 1981?

Round 4

1 – What was the best selling UK Single in 1982?

2 – Which year was “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the clash released?

3 – What was Cindi Lauper’s first number-one single on the Billboard charts in 1984?

4 – What was the best selling UK Single in 1985?

5 – “It’s the End of the World as We Know it” appeared on which R.E.M album in1987?

6 -“Under Pressure” was released by Queen and which artist in 1981?

7 – What was the best selling UK Single in 1986?

8 – “Whip it” was released in 1980 by which band?

9 – “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was recorded in 1983 by which Welsh singer?

10 – What was the best selling UK Single in 1983?

Round 5

1 – “I was sick and tired of everything When I called you last night from Glasgow” is from which 1980 song?

2 – “Be out of the picture and off of the screen” is from which 1981 song?

3 – “Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet” is from which 1982 song?

4 – “Don’t time fly when you’re loving and laughing” is from which 1983 song?

5 – “Live those dreams, Scheme those schemes” is from which 1984 song?

6 – “If I was a painter, I’d paint a world that couldn’t taint her” is from which 1985 song?

7 – “You took a mystery and made me want it” is from which 1986 song?

8 – “Maybe I didn’t hold you, All those lonely, lonely times” is from which 1987 song?

9 – “When I kiss your lips Ooh, I start to shiver” is from which 1988 song?

10 – “I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there” is from which 1989 song?

 

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The Ultimate 1980s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 80s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music, video games and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 80s Trivia

1 – Name one of the two best selling video games of the 80s?

2 – Who was nicknamed ‘The Iron Lady’?

3 – The 80s was plagued by hurricanes, name one?

4 – Which comet appeared in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061?

5 – In 1986, who became the youngest boxing Heavyweight Champion in history aged 20?

6 – In the 80s, leg warmers were popularised by which film?

7 – Which suspense/horror film director died in 1980?

8 – Which country won the 1982 FIFA World Cup?

9 – Which vaccine was approved by the FDA in the United States in 1981?

10 – Which brand of sunglasses were popular in the 80s due to the film ‘Top Gun’?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – What make of car was used in the films ‘Back to the future’?

2 – Actress Jodie Foster was stalked by a man who tried to assassinate which US president?

3 – Which actor played Beetlejuice in the 1988 film of the same name?

4 – Which 1986 Jim Henson classic starred David Bowie as the Goblin King?

5 – Which classic 1985 film featured a group of young misfits on an adventure to find a pirate’s long-lost treasure?

6 – Name the 1982 British sitcom featuring Rick, Vyvyan, Neil and Mike?

7 – Who was the main antagonist of the 1980s TV series Terrahawks?

8 – In which 1980s TV series would you find Blake Carrington?

9 – Rita Wilson married which film star in 1988?

10 – Which actor played Willow in the 1988 film of the same name?

Round 3 – Music

1 – In 1986 Cliff Burton died in a bus crash while on tour with which band?

2 – Who was the best-selling musical artist of the 80s?

3 – The 1985 famine relief concert was organised by which British musician?

4 – Which member of the Beatles did Barbara Bach marry in 1981?

5 – Which singer wanted to dance with somebody in 1987?

6 – Which artist released ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in 1982?

7 – In which year was John Lennon was assassinated in New York City?

8 – In which year was the first VMAs?

9 – Who were Cheryl James and Sandra Denton better known as?

10 – Which artist released ‘When Doves Cry’ in 1984?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over which village in Scotland in 1988?

2 – In 1982, which country gained independence from the United Kingdom?

3 – Who was elected U.S. president in 1980?

4 – Who became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985?

5 – Which political structure in Germany fell in 1989?

6 – What nuclear disaster happened on April 26, 1986?

7 – On April 15, 1989, The Hillsborough disaster occurs during a FA Cup Semi-Final in which city?

8 – The “Black Monday” stock market crash happened in which year?

9 – Which huge event took place on July 29, 1981, in London?

10 – In 1986 which Space Shuttle exploded after liftoff at Cape Canaveral?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – Elton John married a female in 1984 – True or False?

2 – In 1981 the first woman travelled into space – True or False?

3 – Deborah Harrison was the lead singer of Blondie – True or False?

4 – The Nintendo 64 was released in 1989 – True or False?

5 – In 1983, Thriller became the best-selling album of all time – True or False?

6 – DNA fingerprinting was created in 1984 – True or False?

7 – There were no volcanic eruptions during the 80s – True or False?

8 – Madonna and Tom Cruise dated for 3 months in 1989 – True or False?

9 – The Disposable camera came out in 1987 – True or False?

10 – DVDs were developed & released in 1985 – True or False?

 

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